Carl Junction considering raising age limit for nicotine-based products

City council members in Carl Junction, Missouri will soon vote on whether to raise the age limit on purchasing vape and tobacco products within city limits.

At their most recent meeting, council members unanimously agreed to put the proposal up for a final vote during their November 19th meeting. The proposed change to local nicotine product sales was inspired by Carl Junction’s Mayor Mark Powers.

“Our mayor received a letter from a Pleasant Valley mayor looking at instituting the same thing and it had a model ordinance attached to it. Our mayor wanted to get the discussion going for our city council and that’s where it started at,” said Carl Junction City Administrator Steve Lawver.

There’s a bit less than two weeks before Carl Junction city council members make their final vote, and city officials encourage residents to let council members know what they think.